Casualties, A Novel

“[A] gorgeous debut… Moving and full of heart.” –New York Times bestselling author Caroline LeavittCasualties - Version 3
As an executive for one of the most successful military defense contractors in the country, Ruth Nolan should have been thrilled that her troubled son, Robbie, chose to join the Marines. But she wasn’t. She was terrified.
So, when he returns home to San Diego after his second tour in Iraq, apparently unscathed, it feels like a chance to start over and make things right—until a scandal at work tears her away from their reunion. What happens next causes Ruth to flee east, away from her guilt and regret. The story follows Ruth’s journey as she tries to outrun her demons only to realize she must face them and confront the truth about her past, her choices, the war, and her son.
“Reminds us [that] not all battle scars start on the battlefield…[a] heartbreaking novel.” –David Abrams, author of Fobbit
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9 thoughts on “Casualties, A Novel

  1. Congratulations on the completion of your novel! I found your blog interesting and was especially touched by the story about Peter. I am looking forward to reading Casualties and future blog posts.

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  5. Wow! That is fantastic! Congratulations, Betsy! I’m so excited for you! I hope now you’ll work on that book about grandparents. I remember the bit you read at the conference was great.

    Sorry I’m late to the party, but the day before we were supposed to fly to San Diego, I came down with appendicitis. That night I was in the hospital having it removed. So we stayed home for Christmas. Big bummer for me! Especially since the surf was forecast to be fantastic that whole week. Anyway, we’ll be coming out in February, so maybe we’ll get to see each other then. Maybe we can go for a walk on the beach, as part of your 15 miles per week!


  6. Berkley! Outstanding. Congratulations on the grand slam! I hope the novel is well received and sells like snowblowers here in Erie, Pennsylvania. Peace and best, John

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